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The third season of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s American Horror Story anthology is coming to a close after 13 wickedly wonderful episodes.

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American Horror Story: Coven delivered a grim yet glamorous tale of oppression and racism through the story of an age-old rivalry between the witches of Salem and the Voodoo practitioners of New Orleans.

there is a house in new orleans

Coven sees many familiar faces return to the anthology and some new faces joining the American Horror alumni.
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Most notably throughout the season are the flawless Jessica Lange as the reigning Supreme Witch, Fiona Goode…

Fiona

Angela Bassett as Voodoo Queen, Marie Laveau…

Marie

And Kathy Bates as demented socialite serial killer, Madame Delphine LaLaurie….

Delphine

We’ve had witches, voodoo, witch hunters, mythical beasts, rituals, poisoning, burning at the stake, eye gouging, axe men, resurrections, pervert butlers, creepy dolls, zombies, acid attacks, alligators, pacts with Voodoo Lords, several descents to hell and back, deceit, spells, murder, scandal, sex, sleaze and the White Witch Stevie Nicks…

I'm Stevie Nicks

There’s a few coven related questions left unanswered at Miss Robichaux’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies but none are more important than:
WHO IS THE NEXT SUPREME?!

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The final episode sees the remaining members of the coven attempt to harness The Seven Wonders of witchcraft in order to be named as the new Supreme…

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Guided by ancient tradition, witches survive only if united under a strong singular authority. Every generation needs it’s leader, the Supreme. No simple test could ever determine the sovereign among us. We reply upon seven. The Seven Wonders. Seven acts of magic so advanced, each pushes the boundaries of craft into art.

Telekinesis – Moving things with the mind.
Concilium – Mind control.
Transmutation – Moving from one place to the other.
Divination – Which is some form of clairvoyance.
Vitalis Vitalum – The act of balancing the forces of life.
Descensum – Traveling into the nether worlds of afterlife.
Pyrokinesis – Control of fire with the mind.

The highest honour comes at the greatest price. Death is not uncommon. And danger, inescapable. Attempting Seven Wonders can get you killed. But perform them… and you are the next Supreme. Your trials begin Saturday Morning. You will perform the Seven Wonders. Or you will die trying.

– Fiona Goode

Fiona Goode

Could it be Queenie?
Queenie

Or is it really Zoe?
Zoe

Maybe Madison?
Madison

It might be Misty?
Misty

For all we know it could very well be Cordelia…
Cordelia

Or the fabulous Myrtle!
Myrtle

But then again, as Fiona said herself…
This Coven Needs A New Rug

I cannot WAIT to see how this turns out!
The finale of American Horror Story: Coven is on FX in the US on Wednesday 29th January 2014 and on FOX in the UK on Tuesday 4th February 2014.

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  1. […] Season of the Witch 29/01/2014 […]

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  2. […] the depravity and appears to have dropped the voluptuous melodrama of Freak Show and Coven, (the season of the witch being my FAVOURITE season!) instead favouring burlesque art deco pseudo-horror with hints of David […]

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